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Stokes climbs high in Test rankings after heroic performance


English all-rounder Ben Stokes’ magnificent all-round performance in the third Test helped the hosts to stay alive in the Ashes.

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Picking up four wickets and scoring 135* in the third Test, Ben Stokes has jumped to places in the latest ICC Test rankings. He is now the second-best Test all-rounder in the world and he also rose 13 places to No.13 in the batsmen rankings with a career-best 693 rating points. He rose by two places on the all-rounders’ chart, with a career-best 411 rating points, only behind Jason Holder.

Meanwhile, cricket world’s new sensation Jofra Archer jumped up to 40 places to no, 43 in the bowlers rankings after continuing to perform well with the ball. India’s Jasprit Bumrah stormed into the top 10, climbing nine places to No.7 with a career-high 774 points after his incredible 5/7 against West Indies in the first Test.

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New Zealand’s Trent Boult is also now in the top five. Speedster Pat Cummins continues to lead the charts with his brilliant bowling in the Ashes.

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